Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television orPinterest,and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?
The first step in your home buying process should be gettingpre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.
The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
‘Must-Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms).
‘Should-Haves’ – if the property hits all of the ‘must-haves’ and some of the ‘should-haves,’ it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.
‘Absolute-Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must-haves,’ most of the ‘should-haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!
Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.
Author:Jeffrey Lubell Phone: 703-999-8707 Dated: September 13th 2017 Views: 599 About Jeffrey: Jeff Lubell - Cell Phone 703-999-8707
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"“Jeff is, without question, the most versatile and dynamic professional with whom I have engaged in some time. Guided by a keen mind that understands the motivating factors for each client, he tailors his approach to each client with the end state being their complete satisfaction with his services. His knowledge and expertise in the DC/NOVA area real estate market is unparalleled and he works tirelessly to bring each individual client to a level of their own profound personal happiness with their home buying decision. With great attention to detail, he approaches every client interaction with a goal-oriented demeanor of "I am going to listen to what you want in a home, hear what you're saying you need for you and your family -- and then I'm going to work to exceed what even you may have imagined." A man of unquestioned integrity, when you're with Jeff -- even though he has a very extensive client base -- you will know that Jeff is focused exclusively on you, your home buying needs and your happiness with your decision. Jeff is a must to retain for your real estate search. He will not let you down.
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